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Doppel-Hirsch - Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss

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very good

306 Ratings

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss visit their website

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-06-2001)
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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

twelveinches, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

parintele, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

RevCraig, Jan 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

target88, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Richie71, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

RochefortChris, Dec 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Michael_Wall, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Jackbiersh, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

rredshift, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mafeu, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep copper color and the medium-tall, beige head is very compact but bit light. Dissipates slowly into decent lacings.

S: Rich sweet, dark malt. Dark dried fruits, some bitter hops. Very bready, almost like Swedish rye crisp-bread. Some faint citric notes.

T: Syrupy sweet, very sweet. Lots of dark dried fruits, raisins and plums. Faint bitter hops in the back, but this is very sweet.

M: Smooth and thick, creamy body with low dissipation and a sweet, but short aftertaste.

O: Nice Doppelbock, perhaps a bit too sweet (!?!?) if that even is possible when it comes to Doppelbocks.

Evil_Pidde, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

TwoTrees, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

DaPan, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark chestnut; good head poured straight; head long lasting

Aroma: Malty; sweet; slightly hoppy; dried fruit

Taste: Juicy malt on start; good hoppy/sweet finish; not complex, but fairly well balanced

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

AnitaBrewski, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Slatetank, May 16, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ML bottle poured into a pint glass. No bottling date.

Pours a medium brown color with a light white head. Smell is typical for the style - very malty with caramel, toffee and other similar notes. Taste is more of the same, and again very true to the style. very malty and a tad sweet. toasty. Mouthfeel is medium. maybe a bit lacking in this area as it doesnt go down smoothly. medium carbonation.

overall this is a very good representation of what a doppel bock is supposed to be. its not outstanding and wont blow you away, but if youre a fan of this style that not a lot of american breweries do right, then this beer will suffice nicely.

Axnjxn, May 07, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer was an unexpected surprise. Good looking deep-copper colour.

Thin head that rapidly cleared to the thinnest peripheral head of bubbles.

Fat molasses flavour rolling over the tongue. Smokey rich molasses, which at times can threaten to become a bit too too rich to my dry-favouring palette.

Would enjoy this again, but it's a bit too full-on for me to make this a session beer. People who favour the richer/stronger end of the spectrum might find it very interesting though.

JonnoWillsteed, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of gwydno
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

gwydno, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mikiboj, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tall pilsner glass.

Great mix of cola and fine carbonation through a fantastic looking red and burnt brown amber body. Head is off tan and very creamy and billows up to three fingers easily, and slowly settles with some ice cream whipped like character.

Nose smells classic doppelbock great. Lots of clove and caramel like sweetness, but that really great spicy character. Hints of black licorice hide just a little bit but comes out more malt sweet.

The mouthfeel on this is nearly perfect. A velvety big, but not thick and syrupy, creamy rich body, almost like ice cream lets the sweet malts carry throughout the palate. Clean finishing with a large density and chewy character. Creamy palate continues, with not much of the licorice sense coming, but balancing the spicy character out nicely. Some banana like esters a bit with hints of cream mingle also.

Overall just very impressed with this one, real tasty doppelbock.

smakawhat, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

foxyaardvark27, Mar 14, 2013
Doppel-Hirsch from Der HirschBrau/Privatbrauerei Höss
87 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.